Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick Wright
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 September 1901
Died: 6 August 1960
Bio Notes: Frederick Wright was born on 11 September 1901, the son of John Wright, tailor and his wife Mary Ann Cooper. He served his apprenticeship in the Aberdeen City Architect's Department from 26 February 1917, attending evening classes at Aberdeen School of Architecture (Robert Gordon's College). He passed the intermediate exam in 1932 and became a student member of the RIBA. For the following two years he furthered his studies through being tutored by senior colleagues. He passed the final exam in July 1944 and was elected ARIBA on 12 December that year, his proposers being J A O Allan, James B Nicol, and Alexander Buchanan Gardner, who was Aberdeen City Architect. Wright was still working in his department at that time, and remained there until at least 1953.

He died on 6 August 1960, survived by his wife Hilda Mary Ross.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Sunnyvale, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1944 *  
Item 2 of 2Municipal Offices/11, Broad Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1944After 1950Aberdeen City Architect's Department

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)17 February 1926c. 1931Apprenticeworking under Alexander Buchanan Gardner, City Architect
Item 2 of 4Alexander Buchanan Gardner17 February 1926c. 1931Apprenticein Aberdeen City Architect's Department
Item 3 of 4Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division)Before 1944After 1953 working under Alexander Buchanan Gardner, City Architect
Item 4 of 4Alexander Buchanan GardnerBefore 1944After 1953 in Aberdeen City Architect's Department


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg Allan12 December 1944for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alexander Buchanan Gardner12 December 1944for Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Brown Nicol12 December 1944for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8435 (combined box 210)